See how we have helped small businesses in our community

SCORE has produced numerous Success Stories. These are businesses that have been tracked over time and have succeeded due largely to SCORE mentor involvement. Let’s develop a mentoring relationship for you and your business and create another Success Story.

Browse through these SCORE mentoring success stories to learn more about the small businesses we've helped. Use the filters below to browse stories by business topic, entrepreneur type, business stage, or industry. Once you've learned how we've helped others, sign up for your mentor today.

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School Days: Teaching Tech in Motor City

When you think of tech booms in America, places like Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston immediately come to mind. But Detroit? Entrepreneur Jamie Kothe is determined to... Read more

Jamie Kothe
A Detroit School for Digital Technology
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Ethel’s Home Care Service

Denecho Turner contacted Detroit SCORE in May 2016.  She was looking for general startup assistance. Denecho has 20 years of experience as a registered nurse. She was working with... Read more

Denecho Turner
Owner, Ethel’s Home Care Service
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Fresh Corner Cafe

While working on his master's degree at the University of Michigan, Noam Kimelman became interested in a project focused on what is known as the food desert in Detroit. "Food... Read more

Noam Kimelman
Fresh Corner Cafe
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The Peacock Room

Before starting the Peacock Room, Rachel Lutz worked for a luxury home store and Nordstroms. She had spent years working for others. Eventually, Ms. Lutz decided to be her own... Read more

Rachel Lutz
Owner, The Peacock Room
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It's not just a Gadget; it's a Solution

SCORE mentor Bob Meehan worked with Colton and Grillight to scale up. “I could talk with Bob about supply chain issues, overseas importing and distribution. Since Bob’s business... Read more

Colton Knittig
Owner, Grillight
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EasyBreezy HR Solutions

“The knowledge I have gained from SCORE has been a blessing both ways,” says Michelle. “Even as I sit in a webinar to help with EazyBreezy, the things I am learning, such as... Read more

Michelle Anderson
Owner, EasyBreezy HR Solutions
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From PhD to Genealogist

Richard, my mentor, has always believed in me. Even at moments of greatest difficulty, he always believed in my abilities, my capability to learn what I need, and my vision for... Read more

Joshua Grayson
owner, Lost Roots Family History

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